Aired a year ago - May 04, 2017
When King Alfred is told the great sum of Aethelflaed's ransom - and the horror that will likely befall his daughter if Wessex does not pay - he feels there can be only one way forward.
Aired a year ago - Apr 27, 2017
Aethelflaed is missing and Aethelred and the Saxons return to Winchester to break the news to King Alfred, while Uhtred goes home to Gisela with plans to uncover the truth by his own means
We will go when I have something to say, not before.
They will want to get close to you, look you in the eye.
We pray that is the outcome, Lord.
We will forgive your insolence just this one...
cleaning up this puddle of shit
God is in all good men, Lady.
Mercia to feed their army, how long before they come to Wessex?
I am here with news of Aethelflaed.
If that means negotiation, then I will negotiate.
from this journey to Beamfleot.
I can see that you like her.
My intentions are for Wessex, for the hope of an England.
Look around you, see the sacrifice that has been made.
And Viking blood to strengthen his line, eh?
I would be without a wife, no doubt, as that would be the cause of war.
the pig's arse wishes to be certain that his wife is well.
She is important to me, of course, but she has a price,
HE BREAKS WIND, LAUGHTER
You should not underestimate Alfred of Wessex.
Aired a year ago - Apr 20, 2017
Winchester celebrates Aethelred and Aethelflaed's wedding, but the festivities are short-lived as the clouds of war gather and Alfred runs out of options to keep the peace. When rumours swirl, Alfred's mistrust of Uhtred reaches a new low and Uhtred
is relegated in his duties as the warlord of Wessex. Aethelred is called to step up to the plate, but a fatal mistake allows Erik and Sigefrid to outwit the Saxons and terror reigns.
Like this one, here.
When are you going to
tell him what Sihtric saw?
This wedding is a betrayal of
Wessex and the men of Wessex.
Sigefrid and Erik are in Frankia.
My dear, we're discussing
a matter of importance.
Decisions are made and
consequences follow. It is the way.
He is a little reckless at times, yes...
No, no. No, no, no. I want to know how.
so let's get this done.
Of a good plan, yes.
He would die too easily.
I'm allowed to go free,
that is the bargain?
The river is worth considering, lord.
You float into Daneland and back again,
Then I will go to the Two Cranes
lnn and inform him, personally.
Not yet, at least.
What if all this time, it has been
the work of the Devil tempting me?
It is the promise of one thousand men!
And you will not treat me
like I am a servant girl!
I will excuse you, this one time.
Yes. It is not too
dissimilar from your plan.
and thy belly to swell. Amen.
tender or loving.
Aired a year ago - Apr 13, 2017
Some time has passed since the battle of Dunholm and Uhtred still serves Alfred as lord of the Wessex town of Coccham. Despite the peace of recent years, trouble is brewing in nearby East Anglia and Aethelwold brings Uhtred a strange tale along with
a proposition that is hard to ignore. Uhtred's continued strong will and latent restlessness creates tension and strain during a royal visit from Alfred and an unexpected meeting with the Northman Erik gives Uhtred more food for thought, although it puts he and Gisela at odds. Meanwhile, at Winchester, preparations for the royal wedding are underway as Aethelred of Mercia arrives. Beocca confides in Uhtred and is left with an important question to ask.
There will be no more than 30 raiders.
She's strong and brave.
- It went well?
- It did, not a scratch.
And what did this corpse say?
I went to the part of Mercia that
Alfred gifted to the Danes, yes.
I will not outstay my welcome.
Lord, please, I cannot
risk losing my ship.
You are content in Wessex, I hope?
I'm hearing you've hanged a man.
My nephew... Aethelwold, he was, uh...
Not quite, Lord. it's... a
shack, with a cross attached.
You will receive your invitation,
The safety of Wessex concerns me.
You can be sure he will
not be called Uhtred, Lord,
I am. I am, Father Beocca.
Lord, are we to wait?
There is still a little
decorative work to be done.
Lord, you will answer the man.
I can't work, I can't sleep.
Thyra will not go to Ragnar.
Alfred would never allow
another Saxon to be called King.
You were witness, you saw him just now,
And thank you, Lord. We will
name our first son Uhtred, Lord.
If the dead man rises,
We are here to see Eilaf, the Skald.
You may wish to do the same.
you should consider making
Aethelred earn his privilege.
- And what of his current witch?
- His wife, dear.
He now calls himself a Christian!
After tonight, I hope to sleep.
No, please, Lord!
Please, Lord, no, please!
Aired a year ago - Apr 06, 2017
Guthred’s lack of judgement has divided Northumbria. Having sworn his allegiance to Alfred once again, Uhtred must travel North to defeat the brothers Erik and Sigefrid, take back Eoferwic and reassert Guthred’s authority. Alfred spots an
opportunity to remind Guthred of his duty to Wessex and sends Aethelwold to join Uhred’s riding party. But with the responsibility of ensuring Eoferwic’s future as a Christian region thrust upon him, Aethelwold’s judgement becomes clouded. Joining Brida and Ragnar’s men in Loidis, Uhtred and the others discuss a plan of attack and turn their attention to Dunholm. Ragnar is intent on avenging Kjartan: can Uhtred come to his aid without defying Alfred? Meanwhile, a confrontation with the Northmen brings a shocking turn of events and elsewhere, hostility is rife when Sven attempts to reason with Thyra. But will she want to hear what her captive has to say?
Aired a year ago - Mar 30, 2017
Betrayed by Guthred and condemned to a life of slavery, Uhtred and Halig, along with fellow slave Finan, are forced to row endlessly on a trader ship. Meanwhile, in order to gain their allegiance, Guthred welcomes Aelfric and the savage Dane
brothers Erik and Sigefrid into Eoferwic,- a reward for dispatching Uhtred. But when a dispute in the terms threatens to jeopardise the agreement, Guthred offers Gisela as a peace offering. but will she comply? Having been released from imprisonment by Alfred, Ragnar and Brida are given instruction to rescue Uhtred. Accompanied by Saxon warrior Steapa, Ragnar and Hild set off in search of the slave ship. But, with the conditions at sea worsening, will they be able to find Uhtred and Halig in time? As Ragnar travels north to confront the men who sold Uhtred into slavery, he discovers that Guthred is steadily losing control of his power. Erik and Sigefrid have failed to defeat Kjartan and are still at large in the north setting up a stronghold at York once more. Meanwhile in Wessex, Alfred seeks to further his influence over Mercia by arranging a marriage for his daughter Aethelflaed.
200 spears as promised.
A man of his word.
Rest assured that Uhtred
is as good as dead.
And beyond the Great Wall is
the kingdom that they call Alba,
This is the warrior
Steapa, Alfred's man.
They flee slaughter at
the hands of the brothers.
I see the faces of so many creatures.
But, come spring, the first
full moon after Sigrblot,
- I need land!
- Back at your place!
You have followed every
order I've ever given you.
that at times the east of Mercia
is overrun with Viking raiders.
It would be akin to Alfred
turning away from Aelswith.
there was talk of marriage.
More than you deserve.
How may I serve you, Sven Kjartensson?
I will kill you.
Erik and Sigefrid and Kjartan,
they do what they please.
have barely touched dry land.
But we're here, now.
Aelfric's man, stand beside her.
- You are too late.
- You will let her go.
- She's what?
- She is married.
Aired a year ago - Mar 23, 2017
When spies infiltrate the Cumbraland army, Uhtred must rely on his troops to protect him from a perilous attack. Spurred on by the recent rogue ambush, Guthred makes a decision to march on Eoferwic. However, Abbot Eadred’s disapproval of Uhtred
grows to dangerous heights and his influence over the Dane King threatens the alliance between Guthred and Uhtred. Finding himself face to face with ruthless brothers Erik and Sigefrid, will Guthred’s efforts to emulate Alfred’s conciliatory tactics backfire? Meanwhile, Hild goes on a journey of self-discovery as she considers exchanging her life as a nun for that of a warrior. Seeking to prove herself to Uhtred’s men, she sets about a gruesome task. Elsewhere, Kjartan’s thirst for revenge grows stronger, as Uhtred rides as the dead horseman once again. When affection between Uhtred and Gisela reaches new heights, Uhtred’s enemies close in and he suffers a grave betrayal.
I know of Brynjar.
As do I.
And you believe you will have a choice?
May I ask...
It will not be our last!
We'll be using an axe.
As your king, I have decided...
What of rogues and raiders?
How can I make a promise
that I cannot keep?
Tomorrow, Lord, I shall ask
Halig and three of our snails
to Lord Aelfric.
Would you say if it was?
I was right, this is not an army.
We bargain? With an army so small?
Unless it's with Sigefrid and Erik.
Yes, all your men would need
to be fed and remain sober,
None. Most definitely, none.
See the power of the
blessed Saint, Lord.
If it were not for Uhtred,
I will have your soul, Kjartan!
It's not lost on me that
while you gave me my freedom,
Aired a year ago - Mar 16, 2017
Uhtred the fearless and instinctive warrior, begins his voyage north to avenge Earl Ragnar’s death and recapture his ancestral lands of Bebbanburg from his traitorous uncle, Aelfric. King Alfred’s conviction to unite the separate kingdoms of England
is stronger than ever and he sets his sights on the wild lands of the north, which have fallen into the control of savage Dane brothers Sigefrid and Erik. Upon receiving word from Brother Trew and Father Beocca about a prophesised new king in the form of Christian Dane Guthred, Alfred sends the priests on a rescue mission, weighted in silver to free Guthred from the hands of slave traders. Elsewhere, Uhtred still feels the loss of Iseult and, fearful that they are straying from their journey north, Hild takes matters into her own hands to advance their quest. While crossing paths with Father Beocca in Eoferwic, Uhtred finds himself embroiled in a rescue mission and is brought face to face with an enemy of old. As the team enter into dangerous territory, will the exchange of ransom go to plan?
under the dark rule of the Danes.
I have a letter that he will wish to read.
Lord, for the Saxons and Britons in the North, there is an urgency.
If there is slaughter, Lord, and there appears to be slaughter,
We will give you food and shelter
I have been praying that our paths would cross.
Well, yes, Alfred would wish for Guthred's influence to spread
Guthred himself was captured and sold as a slave.
It was fate you drenched me in water, set us on our way.
I will decide when you see your man.
He is correct, Lord.
May we free the prisoners, Lord,
- Then you owe me.
- I do.
I dream of you...
- You will all wait upon my word.
- Yes, Lord.
With this sword, the sword of Cumbraland,
200 years after his death, he remains whole.
See how the flesh is uncorrupted.
I am about to retire.